Skip to main content
logo
Food Advertising by

Coriander Chicken



I was doing some spring cleaning of my fridge the other day and stumbled upon a packet of coriander powder that was close to expiry.  Putting nothing to waste, I whipped up this dish as I had bought some chicken from the market that morning.







This dish is not  spicy  and it goes well with rice.   Mmmm ....... yummy chicken leg.   More rice?


Recipe for Coriander Chicken

Ingredients
  • 450 gm free range chicken, cut into bite size
  • 1 Tbsp coriander powder + 1 Tbsp water to mix into a paste
  • 10 gm ginger
  • 1 medium size onion
  • 2 pips garlic
  • 1 Tsp preserved bean paste (Tau Cheong)
  • 1/2  Tsp sugar
  • 1 star anise
  • 1 small piece cinnamon stick
Season the chicken pieces with 1 tsp salt for about an hour or so.

Preparation
  1. Pound together the ginger, onion and garlic.
  2. Heat up a pan with 1 Tbsp oil and saute the pounded ingredients with the star anise and cinnamon stick till fragrant.
  3. Add in the coriander paste and preserved  bean paste, stir fry.
  4. Add in the chicken pieces and 1/2 tsp sugar, stir fry and add in 1/2 cup water.
  5. Simmer on low heat till the chicken pieces are cooked through and the gravy has been slightly reduced.
  6. Add salt to taste, dish out.
  7. Serve hot with rice.

Comments

  1. I cooked this before. I think I used more coriander. You can add lemongrass too for the fragrance.

    ReplyDelete
  2. Nice and simple and good not to waste any precious ingredients.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Looks like ayan korma! Nice!
    Very resourceful! :)

    ReplyDelete
  4. This chicken looks really good. Very tasty and appetizing.

    ReplyDelete
  5. tigerfish
    Yes, adding in lemongrass would be nice.

    penny
    Yes, totally agree with you.

    3 hungry tummies
    Yes, taste something like that.

    Divina
    Yes, versatile too, can go with rice, naan or roti canai.

    ReplyDelete
  6. [email protected]
    You're most welcome. There's always a first try, good to experiment and improvise.

    ReplyDelete
  7. Cheah,
    I make coriander chicken too, but with coconut milk for gravy. This is a different version,I've never tried it with bean paste.

    ReplyDelete
  8. That looks so much better than the similar one served in the restaurants!! Gotta find a chance to try this one.

    ReplyDelete
  9. Right, time to do some housekeeping. It is almost the Chinese New Year in less than 10 days.

    ReplyDelete
  10. This is kind of best recipe during the spring cleaning season. Fast & simple! Especially on heaty weather too. Yesterday, it was extremely hot over here, I think it's about 38-39'C! My clothing is all wet from top to bottom, in & out! hahaha...

    ReplyDelete
  11. Shirley
    I've been trying to avoid coconut milk in my dishes because of my cholesterol. Therefore, very often I substitute with sugarless soymilk and I find it ok.

    Angie
    Really? Thanks.

    TasteHongKong
    Yes, in a wink of any eye CNY is here and we're getting older by another year!

    Kristy
    Super hot in Ipoh too. Have been taking three baths a day!

    ReplyDelete
  12. I have never tried cooking chicken this way..I think it is nice...aromatic right? Thanks for sharing this recipe :) will cook this when I have the coriander powder.

    ReplyDelete
  13. Yes aromatic. A cross between ayam kurma and ayam pongteh.... don't know how to describe, just my own version, ha, ha!

    ReplyDelete
  14. As long as there's ginger and coriander I know my children will like them. Need extra rice.....yum

    ReplyDelete
  15. This dish is very aromatic. Added some lemon grass powder. Leo enjoyed it. Thanks for the recipe

    ReplyDelete
  16. rotterdam ICON
    Never heard of lemon grass powder, but I suppose it's good as a substitute in lieu of the fresh ones that are easily available here. Thanks too for trying out my recipe!

    ReplyDelete

Post a Comment

Thanks for dropping by. Please click on 'Anonymous' if you do not have a blog but do leave your name after the comment because I would like to know who you are.

Popular posts from this blog

Country style steam chicken

This is one simple recipe of  steamed chicken dish which I'm sure many bloggers have blogged before.  Tasty yet easy and quick to prepare, this dish pairs very well with steamy hot white rice.

Marble Cupcakes ~ 大理石纸杯蛋糕

Chocolate and vanilla are the best of friends and they complement extremely well with each other. This is a very easy recipe and these cuppies can be done in a pretty short time.  They are soft, moist and  with the two-tone butter frosting, they are seriously yummy!






Marble Cupcakes  ~  大理石纸杯蛋糕
Ingredients
150 gm butter150 gm caster sugar174 gm self-raising flour3 eggs50 ml milk1 tsp vanilla2.1/2 tsp cocoa/chocolate powderFrosting 80 gm butter123 gm icing sugarMethod Sift self-raising flour, set aside.In a mixing bowl, beat butter, sugar, eggs and milk till well combined.Fold in sifted flour and beat till smooth.Divide the batter into two portions.  In one portion add vanilla and in the other sift in the cocoa powder and mix till well incorporated.Spoon 1 Tbsp of vanilla batter into each cupcake liner.  Top with a spoonful of chocolate batter, alternating with vanilla batter until all batters have been used up.  Swirl the batters together lightly with a toothpick.Bake in a preheated oven @…

Puff Pastry Egg Tarts - 2 酥皮蛋撻

I took the opportunity to try my hands at making puff pastry from scratch when I was on vacation as the weather was quite cooling and I assumed that the dough wouldn't be sticky and messy to handle.
I could make both oil and water dough easily and there were no 'sweat and tears', LOL!  The pastries turned out nice and flaky and everybody gave their thumbs up for this dim sum, especially my dear grandnephew who asked for more!


Oil dough - Sieve the plain flour into a mixing bowl, add in the cold, cubed butter, mash with a fork and slowly combine to form a soft dough.  Wrap up with clingwrap and keep in the fridge for 30 mins.  (You can do this with a food processor if you wish),


Water dough - Sieve the plain flour into a mixing bowl, add in the slightly  beaten egg yolks, mix well, add ice cold water gradually,( you may not require the whole amount of water as too much water can make the pastry tough), mix well and form into a dough.  Wrap up with clingwrap and keep in the f…